Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Dairy Goat Homestead: Building Our Goat Barn

A Dairy Goat Homestead: Building Our Goat BarnMother Earth News
goat barn After our goats spent many summer months with only a small shed for shelter, we decided it was finally time to build them a real barn.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Amber Waves Now Offers Financing!!!! Six months no payments...



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  • You can include cost of birds, supplies, shipping and vet work with this loan

Thursday, December 5, 2013

FAMACHA: Another Tool in Parasite Control

FAMACHA: Another Tool in Parasite Control 
Steven M. Jones, Associate Professor

There are several sources for information on parasite control and FAMACHA. One good source source is

The most common worm is the barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus), which feeds on blood in the abomasum (true stomach), and if there are too many, they cause anemia, poor performance and ultimately death of the animal. The barber pole worm is responsible for the death of 85 percent of the animals that die of worms and is, therefore, a very important worm. 

Ketosis in Ewes and Does

Ketosis in Ewes and Does 
Steven M. Jones, Associate Professor 
Jeremy Powell, DVM, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Several small ruminant producers and county agents on behalf of producers have contacted us with questions about ewes and does in late gestation suddenly becoming nonambulatory. Symptoms suggest that, in most cases, it is probably Ketosis. Ketosis has several common names including pregnancy toxemia, lambing/kidding sickness, pregnancy disease and twin-lamb/kid disease. It occurs in all parts of the world and can be a fatal disease occurring only during the last month of pregnancy. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter Goat Care

 Winter Goat Care
Winter can be tough on goats and other livestock. Consider these tips to help keep your herd healthy and safe during the winter months.


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